Gothic Horror 1 brings together in one volume the first two books of William Hope Hodgson's "Trilogy" which was an important influence on H.P. Lovecraft. Fast-paced adventure combines with the supernatural to create "The Boats of Glen Garrig." Events unfold with a vivid believability that could only come from an author who has had first-hand experience with danger. Hodgson's early career at sea allows him to write with authority and create an atmosphere of such authenticity that when the malignant forces begin to intrude, they are all the more convincing.
"The House on the Borderland" is an ancient and crumbling estate, overrun by wild gardens. There resides a man who has a most unusual story to tell--a story that blends horror, fantasy, and science fiction. As a beautifully written work of pure imagination, Hodgson's work has few equals, and has been compared to the writings of Poe, Machen, and Blackwood. As acclaimed horror writer T. E. D. Klein says, "Never has a book so hauntingly conveyed a sense of terrible loneliness and isolation."
Hodgson's Trilogy concludes in Gothic Horror 2 which features "The Ghost Pirates" and also includes the chilling account of "Carnacki The Ghost Finder."
Enjoy a wild ride into the supernatural! [via]